TOPIC Learning Effective Appearance Models in Visual Tracking 
AREA Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics  
SPEAKER Professor Lu Huchuan, Dalian University of Technology 
DATE 25 November 2014, Tuesday 
TIME 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm 
VENUE Seminar Room, 8th Floor (8D-1) Temasek Laboratories 5A Engineering Drive 1 National University of Singapore  
FEES No Charge 

SYNOPSIS
Visual tracking has long been a challenging application for two reasons. On one hand, the target itself changes at times, like people being tracked would change their poses, which makes new target appearances into being and the trackers should accommodate to them. On the other hand, various factors like occlusion, illumination changes, background clutter, etc, bring disturbing changes to the target appearance model, leading the trackers into possible drifts. Therefore how to build an appearance model that effective in learning new target appearance yet robust to the noise is of great interest. We explore the topic from multiple aspects, including low-level feature selection and noise modeling, mid-level feature extraction, as well as high-level template generation and update.  

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Prof. Lu Huchuan received both the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology(DUT), China, in 1995 and 1998 respectively, and the PhD degree in System Engineering, Dalian University of Technology(DUT), China, in 2008. He joined School of Electronic and Information Engineering as faculty member at DUT in 1998, and has been a Vice Dean and Professor since 2009 and 2012 respectively, with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, DUT, China.
His major research interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision. He has widely published at highly-ranked international journals such as IEEE TIP, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TSMCB, PR, SP, IVC and leading international conferences such as CVPR, ICCV. He has obtained several honors and awards such as the Most Remembered Poster (ICCV2011) , Best Student Paper Award Finalist ( ICIP2012) and Best Paper (IET Journal of Image Processing 2014). He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part B, He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Member of ACM.
 

REMARKS, IF ANY
Jointly Organized by TL@NUS, NUS ECE Center for Intelligent Control & IEEE Singapore Control Systems Chapter 

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